Robbers use 'stranded' women to lure unsuspecting motorist - police

2016-11-07 22:04


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Pretoria - Police in Erasmia say a man was recently robbed after he innocently picked up two women who were hiking on the N14.

Spokesperson Constable Tumisang Moloto said the women convinced him they were stranded and he gave them a lift.

Moloto said they allegedly forced him to stop on the side of the road after they argued with him, accusing him of wanting to rape them.

"Three men approached the vehicle and robbed the driver of his belongings at gunpoint. All suspects including the two women fled the scene on foot," he said.

Police have since issued a warning to motorists travelling on the R511 and N14 near Diepsloot towards Hartebeespoort.

"In recent months we have experienced a challenge in the increase of robberies and smash-and-grabs on those mentioned routes," he said.

Moloto said a man was hijacked at the weekend when he gave a lift to two unknown people.

"Over the weekend a man was hijacked in his Toyota Yaris after he allegedly picked up two unknown males... along the R511."

The driver was forced out of the vehicle at gunpoint as they approached the N14 and the suspects drove off with his car, said Moloto.

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